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By ANQI SHEN | August 18 2016

Regina Leader-Post Saskatchewan could stop accepting foreign pharmacists due to training costs The Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals suspended its appraisal training and assessment program for international pharmacy graduates in 2014. CBC University of Alberta pilot project aims to transform water treatment process A U of A professor says we’re flushing high-quality drinking water down […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 17 2016

CTV Tips for funding extracurricular activities, when money’s an object A new TD survey found that 52 per cent of postsecondary students polled say costs prevent them from joining activities or limit the number they can participate in. CBC Listuguj First Nation offers McGill education program in fall A bachelor of education program offered through […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 16 2016

Globe and Mail Nova Scotia law society won’t appeal Trinity Western ruling Last month, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal upheld a decision allowing graduates of the Christian university’s law school to practice in the province. CBC Selkirk College and University of Calgary team up to combat doctor shortage The U of C will relax […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 15 2016

CTV New Brunswick universities to share $100-million in government funding Four universities will share funds from the provincial and federal governments to upgrade and build new facilities. Times Higher Education One in six top universities is led by a woman Analysis of THE World University Rankings data shows the gender gap at the top is […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 12 2016

CBC University of Waterloo radicalization expert had ‘extended conversations’ with Aaron Driver The 24-year-old man was killed by police in Strathroy, Ont., Wednesday. Police said he was planning an attack within 72 hours and had recently made a “martyrdom video.” Ottawa Business Journal Algonquin College pulls plug on money-losing Saudi Arabian campus The college began operating […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 11 2016

Globe and Mail Ottawa poised to ease rules for temporary foreign worker program A Liberal-dominated House of Commons committee will make public the recommendations of a report on options for altering the controversial program next month. Ottawa Citizen Scientist recalls ‘surreal’ comments from CIHR reviewers who rejected study grant The CIHR peer review process through […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 10 2016

Globe and Mail Ottawa eager to attract Chinese students, tourists and workers The federal government has asked Beijing to quickly open new visa application centres in an effort to attract students, travellers and temporary foreign workers. Metro Ontario’s reforms won’t solve campus sex assault, according to scathing new report obtained by Metro An independent investigation funded […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 09 2016

Globe and Mail Opinion: Canada’s R&D tax credit doesn’t pass the test for evidence-based policy Has the Canadian approach to indirect investment in business R&D worked? The answer is no, writes Creso Sá, professor at OISE/University of Toronto. Globe and Mail B.C. grad student dumpster dives to get by with $66,000 debt Susan Kim has a […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 08 2016

Globe and Mail Priced out of rental market, Simon Fraser students sleeping on campus Students and other low-income earners are being pushed out of the rental market and into survival mode. Vancouver Sun John Montalbano: Former UBC chair’s dilemma intensified by confidentiality clause The non-disclosure clauses governing former UBC president Arvind Gupta’s resignation prevented Montalbano, […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 05 2016

Globe and Mail University of Waterloo boosts female faculty pay after wage gap uncovered The university is the latest to bump the salaries of its female faculty members after discovering they were being paid thousands of dollars less than their male coworkers. CBC Students on loans will now receive more grants from the federal government […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 04 2016

Toronto Star University of Toronto student arrested for alleged role in Bangladesh restaurant attack Police have denied holding Tahmid Hasib Khan and British national Hasnat Karim since the deadly July 1 attack. STAT An ugly summer for science: Turmoil rocks Canadian research community At the request of the health minister, CIHR held a meeting with […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 03 2016

The Province Simon Fraser University becomes first accredited Canadian research university in U.S. According to SFU, the benefits include increasing accountability, setting clear benchmarks for assessing educational goals and fostering public confidence. Metro York University student’s social network connects indigenous youth A York University student’s new social network app for indigenous youth gets attention in […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 02 2016

Maclean’s Saskatchewan: A special report on race and power How many Indigenous people are in positions of power in Saskatchewan? Maclean’s surveyed 265 of the most powerful people in the province. Globe and Mail Opinion: Economic equality must be part of indigenous reconciliation “The lack of adequate resources allocated to schools on reserves has caused […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 29 2016

Globe and Mail Ottawa names new president of National Research Council The federal government has appointed Iain Stewart, an under-the-radar bureaucrat with a background in innovation policy, as the next president of the NRC. Global News Video: MSVU drops clause that forbid some residence students from discussing suicidal thoughts Mount Saint Vincent University is scrapping […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 28 2016

Toronto Star U of T to get $98 million for lab upgrades The funding will support the Lab Innovation for Toronto (LIFT) project to improve 546 labs across the university’s three campuses. CBC University of Waterloo researchers behind new diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease Detecting amyloid deposits in retina could help identify patients with progressive […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 27 2016

Globe and Mail How academic research is subject to racism, sexism A new study delves into the world of academia and how the race and gender of scientists affect our perception of the credibility of their work. Global News Video: Calgary researcher forecasts wildfires with NASA satellite images In the wake of the Fort McMurray […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 26 2016

Ottawa Citizen Study finds widening gender gap in wages among post-secondary graduates Eight years after earning bachelor degrees in 2005, males were earning $27,300 more on average than females who graduated at the same time with the same degrees. Global News Bail revoked for Toronto man convicted of sexually assaulting fellow grad student Mustafa Ururyar […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 25 2016

CBC Afghan-Canadian group aims to bring international students to Atlantic Canada A group of Afghan-Canadians in Halifax are fundraising to offer a young student from Afghanistan a better quality of education at an Atlantic Canadian university. CBC Long odds for a long journey: St. John’s student takes next step in astronaut dream At just 22 […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 22 2016

Globe and Mail Toronto man found guilty of sexually assaulting York U grad student Mustafa Ururyar was found guilty on Thursday of sexually assaulting a fellow York University doctoral student. Globe and Mail Concussions may be linked to long-term physical changes in brain: study Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto used advanced MRI to […]

By ANQI SHEN | July 21 2016

Toronto Star Ontario students face new testing in bold campus pilot project Thousands of first-year students will be asked to take an international test in math, writing and problem solving to see whether higher learning actually boosts these skills. Metro MacEwan University mourns Edmonton student killed in Nice attacks Misha Bazelevskyy was a 22-year-old student at […]